How can I get a private autopsy?
If the death was not deemed a coroner’s case, you may have a private autopsy performed at your expense. Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and The Ohio State University Medical Center perform a private autopsy. Costs range from $1,800 - $2,900*, but does not include transportation to their facility.

For more information, contact WSU Department of Pathology, 140 White Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435-0001; telephone (937) 775-2625 or OSU Medical Center, Department of Pathology, 081 Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute, 473 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1240; telephone a (614) 247-7485.
*Rates subject to change.

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1. How can I get a private autopsy?
2. Will I be able to have an open casket viewing after an autopsy?
3. Why is a body brought to the coroner’s office?
4. Does the coroner need permission from the next of kin for an autopsy?
5. Where is the body taken for the autopsy?
6. How long before my loved one is released and I get results?
7. Where can I get a copy of a death certificate?
8. What is the cost for an Autopsy?
9. How do I choose a funeral home?
10. How a death is reported?
11. Who can pronounce a death?